|Looking good - both the students and the bread! :)|
I wanted to do something for my community - and a communal breadmaking session seemed to be the obvious thing for me.
So I put an article in the local Village News:
Village Bread-making Course – are you up for it?
I have been teaching bread-making in and around Taunton and beyond for over twenty-three years. I know that making your own bread is easy; it will save you money; and it is healthy - you control the ingredients you are feeding to your family. Not only that, it’s very satisfying - and very enjoyable to boot!
I strongly believe that the process of making bread together is a positive unifying force; shared working and learning allows people to get to know and support one another. It is also an activity that has few age barriers.
With this in mind, I would like to run a weekly communal bread-making course for any one who is interested. It would be wonderful if groups could consist of both long-standing residents of the parish and those who are new to the area.
The course would cover basic breads such as loaves and rolls, but also - depending on students’ requirements - other breads, such as German apple cake, Swedish tea ring, croissants, calzones, focaccia, etc.
Before I go any further, I need to gauge how much interest there would be in such a bread-making course. By expressing interest you would not be committing yourself. The course would be held somewhere in the village and would be on days and and at a time to suit as many of those interested as possible.
If this is for you, please get in touch.
And 7 people did just that! (6 from the article - and one, Jane, saw my message on Streetlife.)